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Feet Up Friday - I took the wrong day off // Recording Feet Up Friday

Published by Christine Blachford

It's been a packed day in F1, a packed week come to think of it. With the cars being launched, the 2013 pre-season is starting to roll into action and we're rapidly heading towards the first test of the year. With a few things on our minds, such as launches and driver announcements, or a lack of them, it's time to get it all off our chests. Sit back and settle in for the first Feet Up Friday of the year, but do bear with us. We're, as ever, a little rusty.




  • bonus unplanned show!

    should prefix this with a warning that sidepodcast hq is currently in possession of a dodgy (melted) router. there may be a few disconnections throughout the live show.

    apologies, we'll buy a new one soon.

  • should prefix this with a warning that sidepodcast hq is currently in possession of a dodgy (melted) router. there may be a few disconnections throughout the live show.

    How do you melt a router?

  • How do you melt a router?

    He likes melting stuff. He dislikes stuff that doesn't melt.

    #everythingisafriendsreference

  • How do you melt a router?

    it melted itself :(

    lack of airflow probably. i only open the window for one week in july, fresh air scares me :)

  • bonus unplanned show!

    It crossed my mind earlier to make the joke of suggesting/requesting an early-season show - thought no, and that I was about a month early.

  • It crossed my mind earlier to make the joke of suggesting/requesting an early-season show - thought no, and that I was about a month early.

    Stop thinking of things we are doing!! You and your live launch threads and live shows! ;)

  • Stop thinking of things we are doing!! You and your live launch threads and live shows! ;)

    Sorry - at least I didn't say anything this time. *learns lesson*

  • Sorry - at least I didn't say anything this time. *learns lesson*

    Great minds and all that!

  • Great minds and all that!

    I didn't realise Mr C was spending his off-season creating a sidepod-hive-mind system.

  • I didn't realise Mr C was spending his off-season creating a sidepod-hive-mind system.

    He did that ages ago. That is where the headping came from.

    Can't beieve that I finally got my broadband and before I have had it an hour there is a sidepodcast show. These things just happen here

  • He did that ages ago. That is where the headping came from.

    Ahh of course. I seemed to have 1-upped over the off season.

  • Can't beieve that I finally got my broadband and before I have had it an hour there is a sidepodcast show. These things just happen here

  • Ahh of course. I seemed to have 1-upped over the off season.

    This is what you need: sidepodcastwikiar…sidepodaddiction/

  • This is what you need: sidepodcastwikiar…sidepodaddiction/

    Ahh. Identica

  • Ahh. Identica

    Hehe, old skool. That needs updating. Updating via mobile was an uncommon thing back then! Now that's mostly all I do :)

  • Here on the phone as the pc is dead. Taking it for repair tomorrow but may give me the excuse to buy something new.

  • This is what you need: sidepodcastwikiar…sidepodaddiction/

    My symptoms have progressed through stages 1-4, I've have had intence spells of 6.5, and have been known to experience occasional bouts of 11 (which is now less severe than was once thought).

  • Here on the phone as the pc is dead. Taking it for repair tomorrow but may give me the excuse to buy something new.

    What have you done to it!?

  • What have you done to it!?

    No idea, it won't turn on for more than 2 seconds.

  • No idea, it won't turn on for more than 2 seconds.

    Aw, that's rrrubbish.

  • No idea, it won't turn on for more than 2 seconds.

    either power transformer has had it, or possibly the cpu fan isn't turning so it overheats.

  • either power transformer has had it, or possibly the cpu fan isn't turning so it overheats.

    I hear the fan before it stops so think is the power. Nice man in the shop will let me know what it costs to fix but I've had it 5 years so it's done ok.

  • I hear the fan before it stops so think is the power. Nice man in the shop will let me know what it costs to fix but I've had it 5 years so it's done ok.

    christ, please buy a new one!

  • Well that was the quickest hour ever.

  • Well that was the quickest hour ever.

    who's crazy idea was this?

  • Well that was the quickest hour ever.

    When does the show start?

  • When does the show start?

    Er... one minute ish.

  • Er... one minute ish.

    Thanks

  • 'Cannot play audio file', what kind of non-html5 madness is this? :)

  • Refresh and press play any second, we should be live.

  • I hear that tune

  • :)

  • 'Cannot play audio file', what kind of non-html5 madness is this? :)

    nuffin changed here. device/browser?

  • Should I be entering via the playground gate for iThings?

  • Should I be entering via the playground gate for iThings?

    nope :(

  • nuffin changed here. device/browser?

    iPad mini and iPhone 5 with Safari.

    Is this linked to some Java blocking voodoo?

  • I can hear you at least.

  • Janna,

    Mr C would like to know if you can hear him

  • Bassano could ditch the Apple stuff and go to Windows

  • Hi, can hear you on my phone

  • Mr C says "go to Chrome", and "Sorry"

  • Bassano could ditch the Apple stuff and go to Windows

    woah! could you try chrome please?

  • Fixed with Chrome for iOS

  • Mr C says "go to Chrome", and "Sorry"

    But maybe without the capitals.

  • Bassano,

    Mr C would like you to switch to Chrome

    His secretary (unpaid)

  • His secretary (unpaid)

    :)

  • Bassano could ditch the Apple stuff and go to Windows

    Don't be silly!

  • WebKit

    [Dolphin also fails]

    On 6.1 - of course!

  • Clearly, you need an SPC app

  • From what I can tell I am behind. I can't hear you on my ipod & that's on 5.1 as it's 3rd gen ipod touch

  • From what I can tell I am behind. I can't hear you on my ipod & that's on 5.1 as it's 3rd gen ipod touch

    Now - sing a song

  • The Big Bad Wolf

  • IS he gaining some experience over at Merc, to come back and run Williams after Frank.

  • The difference is he may end up owning Mercedes after Merc have spent a fortune on it

    Not going to happen to Williams

  • I hope no-one is douple dipping their shares.

  • IS he gaining some experience over at Merc, to come back and run Williams after Frank.

    He's playing the F1 Stock Market

  • She's a spy! :)

  • She did definitely get the job because of who her husband is. First drive is just a shakedown. There are probably a thousand drivers in the world who could do shakedowns

  • Williams hired Maldonado, you think their choices are sound?

  • Mr C, you're popping

  • Have switched to Chrome on ipod where stream is c.half a minute ahead of my phone

  • Mr C, you're popping

    Red Bull over mic'd :)

  • Modesty panels, yay or nay

  • No more knife, bread, butter, jam

  • Modesty panels, yay or nay

    Yay. After seeing the improvement by Ferrari and FI, definite yay.

  • Modesty panels, yay or nay

    If I knew what this meant I could have an opinion

  • If I knew what this meant I could have an opinion

    The covers that cover up the nose-step - on the McL, Ferrari and FI so far.

  • Felix Baumgartner

  • If I knew what this meant I could have an opinion

    Thanks to Scarbs:

    scarbsf1.com/blog…-trends/nose_625/

  • Video > launch

  • Out of 7.3

  • Out of 11 surely?

  • Mr Flappy Hands was so funny in a bad way

  • I haven't seen any of the launches but the old McLarens driving across the lake sounded good

  • Across?! They can do everything / anything in that factory.

  • I now wish I had seen the McLaren launch. Racing nerds

  • Geeks, not nerds

  • Mr C, you're biting on the mic massively.

  • Old cars sound great

  • I think the main reason why tooned was so good was the lack of McLaren involvement.

  • Gary Paffet is the guinea pig of af1

  • *Or F1, whatever

  • And to think McLaren used to do launches with the Spice Girls and Cirque de Soliel

  • It's the 50th anniversary thing, innit

  • The Paul di Resta photo hour :)

  • The covers that cover up the nose-step - on the McL, Ferrari and FI so far.

    Ah. I approve. stepped noses are ugly

  • The Paul di Resta photo hour :)

    In fairness, he's the only thing that won't/can't be sold.

  • In fairness, he's the only thing that won't/can't be sold.

    EVERYTHING related to VJ can be sold

  • If the modesty panel is aerodynamically neutral then there is no logic to having the step. The step has to be heavier than just having a flat top to the chassis

  • If the modesty panel is aerodynamically neutral then there is no logic to having the step. The step has to be heavier than just having a flat top to the chassis

    The step is there because the nose has to be lower and the team don't want to change their design for a high underfloor

  • If the modesty panel is aerodynamically neutral then there is no logic to having the step. The step has to be heavier than just having a flat top to the chassis

    The step is still there - because that is the load-bearing / crash structure. The panel is just 1 sheet of fibre to make the shape.

  • The step is there because the nose has to be lower and the team don't want to change their design for a high underfloor

    Well, above floor but under nose, type thing

  • Which means it is Michael Schumacher's fault for being so useless he got dumped

  • Which means it is Michael Schumacher's fault for being so useless he got dumped

    And Mercedes' fault for designing a middling car :)

  • And Mercedes' fault for designing a middling car :)

    Apart from China, they tried.

  • Can't believe Christine is giving 6.5 after all the grief Mr C got for using part points

  • That's sadly not how Murdoch works :(

  • If you watch every race will we get debrief podcasts?

  • If you watch every race will we get debrief podcasts?

    :)

  • If you watch every race will we get debrief podcasts?

    ... But wait: They're about to tell us that they're not paying *that* much money - and I'm in agreement.

  • ... But wait: They're about to tell us that they're not paying *that* much money - and I'm in agreement.

    Those days are over if you need to see a live race, every time

  • It's not as mad as Bernie's dream calendar. That uses the French Revolutionary calendar and has a million races in it.

  • Live interaction

  • You always have interesting views & explain things in ways I understand so it helped me to get what had gone on in the race.

  • How can they say it's the fastest car they've ever built if the cars are slower than the old V10s?

  • 6 weeks to FP1

  • 6 weeks to FP1

    8 weeks to Malaysia, yeah baby!

    I'm so gonna burn

  • At it's peak, there was a large 'community' effort to tune in and chat in the comments

  • At it's peak, there was a large 'community' effort to tune in and chat in the comments

    And lots of people were trawling the net finding stuff to throw in and the stewards lobbed in the odd hand grenade

  • Has Mr C forgotten the existence of iPlayer?

  • And lots of people were trawling the net finding stuff to throw in and the stewards lobbed in the odd hand grenade

    Yup. Need an audio only, low bandwidth alternative.

    F1 Analysis with a hint of spilt wine ;)

  • FUF is great though, much loved

  • FUF is great though, much loved

    FUF is perfect. Audio preview, written reviews.

  • So you need to work 3 days a week?

  • So you need to work 3 days a week?

    Or nights :)

  • Audio only for Debrief

  • *ahem*

    Parade Lap :)

  • What about the extra red bits.

  • *More* red

  • Oi, that's engineerist! :)

  • The need to get rid of the black and do this

    farm8.staticflick…_6131084b41_z.jpg

  • Send Kat on holiday with Nina?

  • Pubs, I can do

  • Small reminder: Super Bowl on Sunday

  • Small reminder: Super Bowl on Sunday

    Superb Owl

  • Small reminder: Super Bowl on Sunday

    Booked Monday off work. I will be extremely upset if I fall asleep during it

  • Thanks guys, it's been fun :-)

  • Cheers all

  • Always good to get a surprise show

  • Oi, that's engineerist! :)

    ooops! soz

  • Booked Monday off work. I will be extremely upset if I fall asleep during it

    Teaching cannot be booked off.

  • Booked Monday off work. I will be extremely upset if I fall asleep during it

    best.game.ever.

  • Teaching cannot be booked off.

    Lots of colds and things going round now

  • Lots of colds and things going round now

    Tactical sleep on Sunday afternoon should sort it - no chance of me missing this one.

  • Lots of colds and things going round now

    End Zone fever

  • best.game.ever.

    There is even a purple team just for you

  • There is even a purple team just for you

    Although they will be wearing white on the day.

  • Tactical sleep on Sunday afternoon should sort it - no chance of me missing this one.

    Leo Laporte is there. Wonder if he's sitting on the Swiss ball

  • For Mr C: Could hear on native internet browser on phone but was a long way behind. Couldn't hear on Safari on ipod 5.1. Great on Chrome on ipod.

  • Leo Laporte is there. Wonder if he's sitting on the Swiss ball

    Leo is at the Super Bowl?

  • best.game.ever.

    I want to watch it one day, but not this time. Used up my day off on silly McLaren :)

  • For Mr C: Could hear on native internet browser on phone but was a long way behind. Couldn't hear on Safari on ipod 5.1. Great on Chrome on ipod.

    cheers, will try and sort for next week.

  • Leo is at the Super Bowl?

    Yeah, for his daughter's birthday

  • I want to watch it one day, but not this time. Used up my day off on silly McLaren :)

    It's one of those things you need to see at least once. Imagine all those ours of FBFB

  • It's one of those things you need to see at least once. Imagine all those ours of FBFB

    imagine fbfb'ing beyonce.

  • Yeah, for his daughter's birthday

    Is he broadcasting and crowd surfing?

  • imagine fbfb'ing beyonce.

    She's miming

    No she is singing along but we are only hearing the tape

    Imagine the FBFB comments on whoever is murdering the national anthem

  • Is he broadcasting and crowd surfing?

    He might never make it back to his seat if he does :)

  • Imagine the FBFB comments on whoever is murdering the national anthem

    Alica Keys

  • imagine fbfb'ing beyonce.

    "The note she's aiming for is in there somewhere"

  • "The note she's aiming for is in there somewhere"

    I always feel sorry for the fighter pilots listening to that racket trying to time their pass

  • Alica Keys

    Blackberry's new Global Creative Dirctor. No, really

    www.theverge.com/…creative-director

  • No she is singing along but we are only hearing the tape

    eh?

  • eh?

    She 'sung' at Obama's inauguration but she said she didn't mime she sung along with the backing tape with her voice on it. But she did sing. Her mic was turned off though

  • She 'sung' at Obama's inauguration but she said she didn't mime she sung along with the backing tape with her voice on it. But she did sing. Her mic was turned off though

    Yeah, that's what Milli Vanilli said

  • She 'sung' at Obama's inauguration but she said she didn't mime she sung along with the backing tape with her voice on it. But she did sing. Her mic was turned off though

    Yeah, that's what Milli Vanilli said

    :) :) :)

  • She 'sung' at Obama's inauguration but she said she didn't mime she sung along with the backing tape with her voice on it. But she did sing. Her mic was turned off though

    She has done an interview with the NFL Network in the US where she did an impromptu acapella rendition, to silence the critics.

  • She has done an interview with the NFL Network in the US where she did an impromptu acapella rendition, to silence the critics.

    she can sing live no question. don't understand why she didn't.

  • She has done an interview with the NFL Network in the US where she did an impromptu acapella rendition, to silence the critics.

    No one's doubting she *can* sing, just that she didn't then [that anyone could hear]

  • No one's doubting she *can* sing, just that she didn't then [that anyone could hear]

    I know - I think she was reminding people of that ahead of them all judging her halftime show before she'd given it.

  • she can sing live no question. don't understand why she didn't.

    It's Timberlake's fault. Is anything truly live in the States any more.

    All delays and pre-records

  • she can sing live no question. don't understand why she didn't.

    It was either because it was cold outside or because she didn't have time to rehearse with the orchestra. It's a presidential inauguration. Surely that merits a couple of hours rehearsal

  • It was either because it was cold outside or because she didn't have time to rehearse with the orchestra. It's a presidential inauguration. Surely that merits a couple of hours rehearsal

    She says she was very proud of her performance

    www.bbc.co.uk/new…ent-arts-21290682

  • It was either because it was cold outside or because she didn't have time to rehearse with the orchestra. It's a presidential inauguration. Surely that merits a couple of hours rehearsal

    well she had time to record it. weird.

  • well she had time to record it. weird.

    Makes no sense

  • well she had time to record it. weird.

    If they liked it they shoulda let her sing on it :)

  • If they liked it they shoulda let her sing on it :)

    Hehe!

  • If they liked it they shoulda let her sing on it :)

    Now that should've been the headline.

  • If they liked it they shoulda let her sing on it :)

    :D

  • If they liked it they shoulda let her sing on it :)

    If she mimes at the Super Bowl we are going to get that trending

  • If she mimes at the Super Bowl we are going to get that trending

    doubt she will after all this

  • If she mimes at the Super Bowl we are going to get that trending

    Wish I'd thought of that a week ago.

    I'm a +1 comedy guy.

  • doubt she will after all this

    Maybe the Six Nations could get her on the cheap this weekend

  • replay embedded. edit should be with ya tomorrow.

  • On the Toto, Williams Mercedes twin ownership... Lets we forget Red Bull and Toro Rosso.

  • 10 pounds per race? Canada, Spa, Monza, Brazil, Australia, Japan, Silverstone, Monaco.

  • On the Toto, Williams Mercedes twin ownership... Lets we forget Red Bull and Toro Rosso.

    it's a different thing, but you're right to an extent. i also think didi owning two teams was and still is a terrible idea.

  • As someone who paid for the F1 last year, I personally wouldn't pay for it again. Really shoddy if you don't have a Sky box.

  • As someone who paid for the F1 last year, I personally wouldn't pay for it again. Really shoddy if you don't have a Sky box.

    they are such a terrible company, i don't blame ya. baffles me that they continue to make money every year. by rights they should've gone out of business already.

  • I was out during a surprise show. Ta for the archive.

    Susie Wolff isn't very quick and I still think she only got the drive because of who she married. I don't quite know why she's still there. She'll do the first run out because nothing can be learned from a shakedown. Now perhaps despite not being quick she might be very good at development, I don't know.

  • it's probably not wise to be quoting mike coughlan on... well anything. but he did say:

    "her feedback during simulator sessions is second to none"

    he's not going to say anything negative of course, but that seems crazy positive. maybe the other two are just bleedin hopeless at it.

  • I think I always said it made sense if Christine was Editor that she had the main Twitter account. However I have checked and @sidepodmisterc *is* available.

  • they are such a terrible company, i don't blame ya. baffles me that they continue to make money every year. by rights they should've gone out of business already.

    Well first the subscribers pay them money, then the advertisers pay them money so people who paid still have to sit through ads, and then all the non-Sky channels have to pay them to be carried on the system. So lots of people are paying them.

  • I think I always said it made sense if Christine was Editor that she had the main Twitter account. However I have checked and @sidepodmisterc *is* available.

    good call on point one, erm, not so much on point two ;)

  • Well first the subscribers pay them money, then the advertisers pay them money so people who paid still have to sit through ads, and then all the non-Sky channels have to pay them to be carried on the system. So lots of people are paying them.

    but why are people paying them?

  • good call on point one, erm, not so much on point two ;)

    Makes as much sense for you to have one too, just that Christine has the main one.

    @sidekickcast

    but why are people paying them?

    It makes sense for a TV box if you want choice of channels including plenty of HD channels. That said it does depend what you're into, and even with choice there's nothing on.. you can spend your entire evening channel hopping and not watching anything.

    It makes no sense at all to pay them for web content, overpriced and low quality.

  • @sidekickcast

  • @sidekickcast

    Looks taken.

  • Looks taken.

    i already have a twitter account! unlike christine i finded two accounts tricky.

  • Looks taken.

    It doesn't happen often now but if you get a time machine @sidepostcast is available

  • Loved the unplanned podcast! Just listened to it today! :)

  • but why are people paying them?

    Because those that are in a position to afford it have no choice, if they wish to follow their chosen sport in any level of detail. Whether it's F1, Football or other, live sport is even more crucial now in the advent of social media and Internet in your pocket.

    Sky know this and they're able to take big losses for a long time until everyone caves. :(

    I do think it's quite anti-competitive that they grossly over-inflate the charges on other platforms for the same service. [TopUp TV, VM, etc]

    Still, great show! :)

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It's been a packed day in F1, a packed week come to think of it. With the cars being launched, the 2013 pre-season is starting to roll into action and we're rapidly heading towards the first test of the year. With a few things on our minds, such as launches and driver announcements, or a lack of them, it's time to get it all off our chests. Sit back and settle in for the first Feet Up Friday of the year, but do bear with us. We're, as ever, a little rusty.

Event start

21:00GMT +00:00

1 February 2013